Submitted by gokuking 500d ago | news

Retro City Rampage sold more on PSN than XBLA, and Steam, with the Vita SKU leading the sales

Viva la Vita: "Retro City Rampage developer Brian Provinciano took to Twitter today to sing praises about Sony's indie services, stating that "Indies should definitely jump onto the PS Vita. RCR's sold much more on PSN than XBLA and more on PS Vita than even PS3", and while "Steam's done far better than XBLA too", PSN is still king. He later clarified that this was without including the users who downloaded it via the Instant Game Collection on PlayStation Plus.
Retro City Rampage, a retro themed take on open world games like Grand Theft Auto was released on October 9, 2012 PlayStation Network and Windows, January 2, 2013 for Xbox Live Arcade, and will launch this week for Nintendo's Wiiware service." (PC, PS Vita, PS3, Retro City Rampage, Wii, Xbox 360)

BigStef71  +   500d ago
That's pretty crazy it sold the most on vita because its free on PS+. I gotta admit its a pretty fun game and a nice throwback to the 8bit days:)
thereapersson  +   500d ago
Maybe word of mouth helped?
People who have PS+ might have informed their friends, who might not have PS+, as to the awesomeness of the title.
Qrphe  +   500d ago
Developer was tweeted:
"I wonder how many of those Vita "purchases" were courtesy of free price on PS Plus? That's how I got mine."

He responded:
"That doesn't include PS Plus. Far more _SOLD_ on PSN than XBLA. With PS Plus, there are a bajillion more"
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SilentNegotiator  +   500d ago
Wow, that's something.
PoSTedUP  +   500d ago
i played the demo on vita, i just couldnt get into it.. very cool idea tho im glad to hear a lot of people are enjoying it.
OllieBoy  +   500d ago
Played it on PS3 and Vita. Definitely prefer playing it on Vita.
El_Colombiano  +   500d ago
PS yeah
-GametimeUK-  +   500d ago
I didn't like the demo, but it has so much charm. My issue is that it took so long to release here in europe. SCEE are a joke.
thereapersson  +   500d ago
SCEE has said it before
EU regulations kill progress.
-GametimeUK-  +   500d ago
I'm still bitter that the Xbox users got it in Europe, though. I would love to hear why we don't have CSGO too.
WeAreLegion  +   500d ago
Such a great game. I hope this boosts indie support for Vita.
sypher  +   500d ago
I haven't played it yet, but definitely gonna buy it at some point for my Vita. But it selling more on Vita than any other platform actually doesn't surprise me given the correlation to other titles on the network.

The game attach rate is really high, i think its because actual Vita user's tend to be hardcore Playstation owners whom regular download games etc.

I mean just checking local people on Near pretty much everyone you find has games you can only get via the PSN Store. So if you are a dev who plans to release a game on the store, your potential consumer base is massive. Compare that to a console where your average consumer may never even venture onto the download stores.
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SonysOldNews  +   500d ago
Don't you all think it also helps that the vita and ps3 version was available looooong before it came to xbla? The wii ware version came out a week ago for goodness sakes! Give it some time to catch up on other consoles or realize that it's a crummy game and early adopters were the only ones to buy it; as I .
Veneno  +   500d ago
Ok, this idea went way over your head. The best selling platform was PS VITA. You know, the console thats already proclaimed as dead?

And way to omit the fact that Vita and PSN also outsold STEAM sales which got the game day and date.

Keep embarrasing yourself, troll.
SonysOldNews  +   499d ago
Over my head? No, I don't think so. Plus your name calling makes you seem soooooo classy.
Veneno  +   499d ago
Oh I'm classy? Like your Red Herring attempts to downplay a games success on a platform you hate on? Games sell on Playstation, get over it.
Veneno  +   499d ago
Did you write that 4 year old article?

Seriously what was the point of that link other than to embarass yourself further? That article is pure speculation from 4 YEARS AGO. None of it can be proven by its own statem3nt that digital sales are not released by either company.

Yet another red herring from you that has nothing to do with the topic at hand. THE DEVLOPER of RCR has said himself that PSN is the best platform for his own game.

I know you and all other fanboys cant stand when Sony outperforms everybody, but get yourself into some counseling, and mayb3 you'll join the rest of us in the real world someday
just-joe  +   500d ago
So how much did it sell overall?

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